While participating in a thread on http://tech-artists.org, it occurred to me that I am not the only one making custom little widgets for Maya and Qt in general. I had an idea of a plugin type site to share all of our stuff with each other, thus minimizing wheel re-creation.
I was inspired by the Mootools Forge and liked how everything was read from a github repo. The user just maintained that and the forge would do the rest. It was just a way to see what stuff was out there. What I don't like is that I have to have a github repo for every little thing. There's no way in hell I'm setting up a repo for a spinbox with a slider attached!
So I figured these would be small enough that a github repo would be overkill and too much of a barrier. If I want to share a widget, it should be pretty painless to do. I am also learning AppEngine for shits n' giggles so this was a good project to learn with. I also learned knockout.js, bootstrap, and a little jQuery which didn't hurt.
Anyhow here it is, feel free to send any bugs, problems, or suggestions to me.
The process to adding a widget is this:
- Zip it all up
- Include a README.md file with descriptions
- Include any screenshots you'd like
- Log in with your google id
- Click Add Widget and add your zip file
For more information on how to add a widget or some tips on Qt in general, visit http://www.pywidgets.com/resources